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Weekend Round Up 25th/26th March

Two Walton athletes travelled to Mansfield to compete for their counties in the English Schools Cross Country championships.

In the senior boy’s race John Redshaw, competing for Middlesex, had an excellent run to come 68th of 304 finishers. in the intermediate boy’s race Alex Ferrelly running for Surrey Schools came 153rd of 305 finishers. Well done to both.

Michelle Oldham continued her London Marathon build up in the Cranleigh 21 mile race where she ran a very respectable 2 hrs 39 m 38s. This time placed her 7th woman and 66th overall in a field of 417.

Meanwhile on the track a few Walton athletes competed in the Bracknell Young Athletes Open Meeting and despte the rain
managed to record some good performances.
In the U11 girls Alice McGill finished 2nd in her 150m heat in a time of 26.5s despite
falling at the start and just missed out on a place in the final.
In the 60m Alice finished 2nd in her heat and qualified for the final, where she finished in 7th
place. Best time of the day was 10.0s.
In the U13 girls Carla Letheby finished 1st in the Shot with a throw of 6.75m and 1st
in the Discus with a throw of 17.52m. Carla also ran in the 13.0s in her 80m heat to
finish 5th
Hugo Fleming in the U13 boys finished 2nd in his 80m heat and went on to come 7th
in the final with a time of 12.4s. Hugo also ran in the 1000m where he recorded the 5th
best time of 3.22.4

Surrey Track and Field Championships

Details and entry forms are now available for the Surrey Track and Field Championships. The event will take place at the Kingsmeadow Stadium on the weekend of the 13th & 14th May.

There is a full programme of events for all age groups from under 13 upwards and all athletes should consider entering, please talk to your coaches about it.

Entries close on May 2nd and full details and entry forms are available on the Surrey AA website 
Surrey Champs Details

Under 11 Cross Country Championship 2006

The under 11 cross country championship took place on the usual course around Black Pond in Esher Woods.
A total of eighteen athletes took part in the keenly contested race.
Results are as follows:
Boys 1st   Marcus Hijkoop
          2nd  Alex Green
          3rd  Conor Kissane Wood
 Girls 1st   Alice Holmes
          2nd  Sophie Denmead
          3rd   Eleanor Palmer

U11 Runners

More photos of the race can be found by following the link below.
Cross Country Photos

Weekend Round Up 18th/19th March

The first outdoor track meeting of the season saw a number of Walton’s athletes brave the cold at Kingsmeadow for the Kingston Open.

Under 13 Girls. Carla Letheby won all three throws, Shot pb 6.97, Discus 18.34 and Javelin 18.66.
Under 13 Boys.Owen Jones ran 25.82 for 7th place in the 150m.
Under 15 Girls. Nathalie Jones 150m 1st in race 2 in 20.54, 800m 2nd in race 2 in 2.38.63..
Under 17 women. Rosie Marino won 80m hurdles race in 13.81, a good time for her first run at the distance, she also won the high jump with 1.45.
Under 20 Women. Claire Pearce came 5th in the combined u17, u20 & vets 800m in 3.03.86.
Senior Men. Adam McCarthy had a mixed day, winning his races at 150 in 17.28 and 300 in a good 37.89 but having a disappointing javelin throw 28.10.
Masters (Veteran) Women.  Ros Aylett (W50) 100m in 15.36, 150m in 23.29, 300m in 53.92.
Masters Men. Andy Jones (M40) 150m 19.97, 800m 2.19.80 

As usual the meeting was well organised and friendly, thanks to David Barrington and his team for promoting it.

Meanwhile away from the track Robin Copestick ran the Eastleigh 10k on Sunday in 32.34, a personal best coming about 30th in a very large field. Previous pb was 32.48ish so a very good improvement on a cold windy day.
Michelle Oldham continued her build up to the London Marathon, competing in the Fleet half marathon, finishing in a time of 1hr 33:29, also a pb and now moves on to the Cranleigh 21M next weekend.

Weekend Round Up 11th/12th March

It was a busy weekend for the distance runners with two of Waltons’ top cross country runners, John Redshaw and James Harvey in action at the Intercounty Cross Country Championships in Nottingham
 Both were representing Surrey, John finished an excellent 77th out of 320 in the U20 race and James  had a great run for 118th in the senior race

Michelle Oldham was also bury, continuing her preparation for the London Marathon with an excellend run in the Fnchley 20
She completed the course in a very respectable time of 2hr 30:23. and will move on to the Fleet half marathon next weekend.